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Founder of the Rurik Dynasty and Kyivan Rus
In the 9th century, the Varyan prince Rurik founded the Rurik dynasty, which ruled Russia's predecessor, the Grand Duchy of Kiev. The name "Rus" comes from the Finnish word for Swede, "Ruotsi", meaning "rowing men". In the Novgorod province is his 9th-century burial mound, which the locals call Rurik's Tomb.
From program directors and hotel managers to restaurant waiters and housekeeping, our onboard staff are at your service. Chips are included on board. Additional tips are determined at your discretion. When tipping local guides and drivers, it is recommended to tip in cash at the end of each tour. For local guides he recommends €2 per person per day and for drivers he recommends €1 per person per day. Most restaurants include service in their bill, and generally round up for good service.